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Report Week 9 (22 July 2019 to 28 July 2019)

fenilgmehta edited this page Jul 28, 2019 · 1 revision


22 July 2019 to 28 July 2019


What did I complete this week?

  • Updated ansible scripts for mapmint using Python 2.x and made a Pull Request for the same.
  • Modified ansible scripts for installation of mapmint using Python 3.x
  • Setup OSGeo Live 12.0 on virtual machine.
  • Build the ZOO-Kernel and link it against Python 3.
  • Fixed compilation errors related to "Python.h" header
  • Setup Python service updates.
  • Started with the testing and following is the summary of my testing:
    • When I got the following error:
      • TRACE: 'manage_users' object has no attribute 'desc' Unable to run your python process properly. Please check the following messages : [' File "/home/src/mapmint/mapmint-services/authenticate/", line 468, in logIn\n c.execute(con.desc)\n']
    • My mentors said that this can occur if service is not able to connect to the postgresql server
    • I checked the postgre service. It was working perfectly alright. I restarted the service but there was no change in the error.
    • So I checked whether the service was actually running correctly or not on the port 5432 using netstat -an | grep -i listen -w. And, I found that it was running.
    • This meant that the error was related to something else.
    • Then I checked /var/log/syslog and got some error like
      • Jul 26 22:53:53 student-VirtualBox apachectl[19833]: AH00558: apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using Set the 'ServerName' directive globally to suppress this message
    • To find this variable, is used grep -ril "ServerName" from the directory /etc/apache2. The result was 5 files:
      • sites-available/000-default.conf
      • sites-available/geonode.conf
      • apache2.conf
      • mods-available/status.conf
      • mods-available/info.conf
    • I personally checked each file and found something wrong with /etc/apache2/sites-available/geonode.conf. It was refering to a Python 2.7 path for a package called GeoNode.
      • WSGIScriptAlias / /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/geonode/
    • I tried to install GeoNode using: pip3 install GeoNode but got syntax error in its installation as it is for Python 2 only.
    • To conclude, a Python package called GeoNode is what seems to be a problem with the working of mapmint.

What am I going to achieve for next week?

  • Find a way to remove GeoNode from the test host.
  • Continue with the testing.

Is there any blocking issue?

  • GeoNode was last updated on 10 July 2019 and it is internally using Python 2.x. Will have to find a way to remove it from configuration


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